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Stumped About Network Security?

Feeling overwhelmed by the potential risks your business faces every day? The truth is, the size of your business has little to do with your vulnerability to network attacks. Review these tips to secure your network without breaking the bank. Use strong passwords for everything We’ve all heard it time and time again. Use strong passwords to protect all of your machines, devices, and accounts. Strong passwords are those with eight or more characters, they don’t contain real words or common words for your company, they have at least one…

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Ransomware: Should I Pay the Ransom?

What do you do when your data is kidnapped? According to a 2014 UK research study, 41% of ransomware victims were more than willing to cave in to the demands of ransom-takers than lose their invaluable digital files for good. What would the sherriff do? In 2014, the Dickson Sherriff’s Office paid $572 as ransom when the CryptoWall ransomware infected the department’s report management system. Though the law enforcement agency had no intention of meeting the extortionist’s demands, the Sheriff ended up paying because the records being held at ransom…

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Sick Of Feeling Like Your Server Can Turn Your World Upside Down At Any Moment?

It’s a Monday and you managed to make it out of the house early, grab your favorite cup of coffee and head into the office. When you arrive, you flick on all the lights and log into your computer. As soon as you sit down and start opening your daily programs, you realize that nothing is opening up? Everything is showing just status bars on your screen. Then you receive an error that says the three most dreaded words for any business, “Server not found…” Signs your server is begging…

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Network Security 

Cryptowall Virus Epidemic: Do You Know the Signs and Symptoms?

A few years ago one would not have imagined that computer files could be held for ransom. Today, the idea of such a hack still seems far-fetched, but this was reality in late December, for a law firm in British Columbia, who never saw it coming.   Cryptowall Makes an Appearance According to The Law Society of British Columbia, the law firm was hacked by the Cryptowall Virus on Monday, December 29th, 2014. The Law Society of British Columbia states, “The firm was advised to contact an address within 12…

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7 Critical Components of Disaster Recovery

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 40% of businesses fail to reopen after a disaster (flood, fire, hurricane, blizzard or earthquake). Businesses that lose critical data are likely to file for bankruptcy within a year. Think FEMA is exaggerating? Take a look at the facts When Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc in October 2012, more than 23,000 New York City businesses were badly struck. The Huffington Post’s three separate data backup sites between New York City and Newark went down. However, and not surprisingly, an integrated care network in…

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Increased Data Means Increased Storage, Managing Demand

According to SAP, 90 percent of the data in the world has been created in the last two years. The company further estimates that 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day as a result of the boom in social networking, the rising number of Internet and smartphone users, and the content being shared online. Meanwhile, in a recent study, Cisco estimates that mobile data traffic will grow at a CAGR of 61 percent from 2013 to 2018

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